2012 Powertec Model & Fitness World Finale Overall Winner Results

2012 Powertec Model & Fitness World Finale

CONGRATULATIONS to the Overall Winners of the 2012 Powertec Model & Fitness World Finale:
Male Fashion Model Mehmet Edip
Female Fashion Model Natalie Eva Marie
Male Fitness Model David Kimmerle
Female Fitness Model Alexa Trafalis
Miss Bikini Loni Willison
All Overall Winners will receive a modeling agency contract offer from the Director of Booking, Karen Osborn, Sports + Lifestyle Unlimited LA, Photoshoots with myself, Noel Daganta, and others, Magazine cover opportunities, FMI Scholarships, cash prizes, and so much more.  Many more prizes for category winners and even 2nd-5th place finishers as well
Competitors walked away from this event with direct connections into the Entertainment Industry (talent agents, casting directors, publicists, celebrities contact info), packed gift bags from Bulubox.com, Jenny Karl Makeup Agency, Kandy Wrappers, walked a top-class runway attended by full Hollywood paparazzi, celebs, pageant queens, etc, Hollywood Pool party networking event which was beyond successful as I saw the Hollywood agents cutting deals left and right, and a connection to Model & Fitness – an organization which will support them as their careers grow.
My measure of success: Was I was able to create real Entertainment industry opportunities for those who competed?  My answer is A RESOUNDING YES!  I’m so proud of each one of you who rocked that runway like Pros and took a leap of faith to be a part of our inaugural event. This was a unique event where your placing wasn’t as important as it was that you got out in front of the Industry market makers who are extremely hard to reach, connected with them visually and in person, and wrote your meal ticket into the Entertainment Industry.
Simply getting on stage is not enough to become a real model, but getting all of the right people into one room with the same business mindset is.
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2012 Powertec Model & Fitness World Finale

 

Here’s what people had to say about the event:

“I dare to say that the new breed of fitness are people like Natalie Minh creating unique opportunities for models and fans through her awesome model competition” Pavel Yhtjall, Muscle & Fitness Chief Photographer

 

“At Model & Fitness, if you have the talent, they have assembled a production that will allow those that can do something with it, to see and interact with you. This is why I endorse them … legitimate career opportunities.”Gary Augustine Warren, CEO & Co-Founder of Fitness and Sports Network (FAS-NET)

 

“I just want to say that Natalie Minh and Mitchie De Leon put on the most amazing contest I have ever seen.. I am so proud of you two..MODELANDFITNESS.COM“Renee Watroba, Top LA Fitness Talent Manager

 

“Natalie Minh’s event was amazing. She provided so many amazing opportunities for models.”Sharon Polsky, WBFF Pro/Fitness Model

 

“Excellent event!!! Keep them coming!!!” James Ellis, WBFF World Pro Champion/Fitness Model

 

“Congratulations job to Natalie LosAngeles Minh and co. for last nights Powertec Fitness & Model World Finals at the W Hollywood. One of the best fitness event I have ever attended. Fitness competition meets red carpet event. Amazing time. ”Noel Daganta, Top Fitness Photographer

 

Thank you so much to the entire M&F Team, friends and family that pitched up to help make this real, Jeremy Jackson for giving us your publicists to make us the Headliner event in Hollywood, the industry market makers aka our judging panel whose legitimacy and expertise selected winners who match the market, Sponsors of our event – Powertec/Dr. Garth Fisher/CausetheEvent/NatalieMinhPhotography/LA Entertainment Live/Elisabetta Rogiani/World Physique Mag/GlamFit Mag/NightSLU/FMI/Kandy Wrappers/Bulubox.com, and I’m sure I’m forgetting some people but I still recovering and will tag you all personally with my appreciation! THANK YOU + MUCH LOVE!!

Model & Fitness – Where the Entertainment Industry meets the World’s Most Beautiful People http://www.modelandfitness.com

 

2013 Official Powertec Rollersmith Machine

 

 

The 2013 Workbench Roller Smith System has been redesigned with smoother lines and in the shape of the Half Rack vs. the former Power Rack in 2010. This is the best of both worlds as Powertec Roller Smith and Lat Tower Option are combined to give the serious weight trainer a complete solution.

The high tensile strength Olympic bar is driven by a roller system that incorporates 8 bearing drive nylon reinforced wheels for the ultimate in stability and smoothness. The carriage system also allows for a much lighter free bar starting weight of only 45 lbs and makes the entire machine the most affordable in it's class.

The Powertec Rollersmith Machine provides all of the classic strength training exercises such as pressing, squats and rows. A set of adjustable bar catches allow the trainer to use a barbell. Adjustable spring loaded safety catches provide safety at all times. The Lat Tower is a great addition for performing all high and low cable exercises. It runs on steel guide rods and the carriage incorporates nylon bushings providing a gym quality feel.

 

Leg Training with Rob Riches using Powertec Power Rack and Squat Calf Machine

Team Powertec athlete Rob Riches demonstrates four exercise that will build more strength and condition to your legs.

 

About Rob Riches

Rob Riches is a Fitness Model, 2x WBFF World Fitness Champion and a personal trainer with certifications through NASM (National Academy of Sports Medicine), YMCA & REPs (Register of Exercise Professionals).

Video Transcript

Hey guys welcome back to Powertec fitness my name is Rob Riches, part of team Powertec athlete and on today show I’ll be giving you four exercises to build more strength and to condition your legs, utilizing the Powertec power rack and the squat calf machine and of course the workbench.

First exercise is to do an overhead squat, this works both the core and really targets the outer sweep of the squads so 8-10 reps, this is more of a power move so we don’t want to go heavy. A wide overhand grip into a push/press movement and then we have the bench behind for stability so as soon we tap down with the glutes, power back up. So 8-10 repetition of those.

Next we come over to the squat calf to perform single leg squats. Little bit higher on here: 12-15 reps. I’m gonna take one leg back and pass it underneath us like so and bring it up. Of course, you would perform one leg 12-15 reps and then take a break for about 30 seconds, stretch out the quad and go back and perform it with the opposite leg.
Moving on, remove the bench out of the way and with two small plates, I’m gonna place these for my heels to step on, taking the Olympic bar into a front shoulder position to perform front squats which works more of the tear drops section on the front of the legs.

So as you can see, I stand under the bar and then cross my hands over it, keeping my hands on top the bar to stabilize the bar, shoulders back, chest up. Same again, sit down into it but because of the load and the position of our heels, we’re not placing much more that stress and overload unto the front of our quads.

Finally fourth exercise, this is more of a glutes and hamstring but a great exercise nonetheless. We’re gonna lay at a right angle to the workbench, heels on the bench. I’m gonna take one foot and keep it positioned, always just above that foot on the bench palms up, arms at the side of the body. Then we’re gonna squeeze our glutes, lifting all the way up, hips come up lower back down but never allow the hips to touchdown on a floor.

So give them a try whether it’s a circuit or you perform them on straight sets allowing for about 60-90 seconds rest in between each set and always try to progress the weights up by at least 5-10% increments. You can perform this to get stronger, more condition better legs.

Join me next time for more fitness videos or check out powertecfitness.com. I’ll see you then.

 

2013 Powertec Catalog Shoot Behind the Scenes Sizzle Reel

 

2013 Powertec Catalog Shoot Behind the Scenes Sizzle Reel with the newest additions to the TEAM POWERTEC lineup… Check out the fun on set and some of their stories.

The video features fitness models Krissy Chin, Ian Lauer, Jamin Thompson, Bobby Ashhurst, Chelsea Cruz, Stacey Naito, Ryan Campbell and Matthew Magorien.

Photography by Powertec Spokesperson/Team Powertec member Natalie Minh.

 

Powertec Power Rack Quad Development with Ian Lauer

 

Team Powertec athlete Ian Lauer CSCS emphasizes on exercise that will activate the quads which are very important when you play sports or simply improve the overall aesthetics of your physique.

 

About Ian Lauer

Ian Lauer is an Actor, Fitness Model and a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist via the NSCA (National Strength and Conditioning Association) as well as Certified Spencer Pilates Instructor through NESTA (National Exercise & Sports Trainers Association).

Video Transcript

Hi I am Ian Lauer with Team Powertec. I’m a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and here today I’m talking to you about quad development – very important muscle group when you play sports or just for overall aesthetics of your physique. So let’s just shift right into it here on the powertec power rack. We’ll move in to a front squat, which is great exercise to emphasize the quads.

Now there are two grips that people use typically, there’s the cross grip here or there’s more of a clean-style grip here. I tend to use this grip, use whic ever grips most comfortable for you. Loose grip, here we are, clean step up and were in position. Breathe in on the way down and out as you come up. Elbows stay high and keep your chest up tall. Breathe in on the way down and out as you come up. The front squat is a great exercise for quad development. With the weight in front it does tend to activate the front of the leg more so than the back of the leg.

We’re gonna move in to the next exercise for quad specific movements and step under the bar just like you were for a squat or lunge but we’re gonna do a split squat. Basically that means you’re in a lunge style position but your feet remains steady. Where in a lunge, you’re moving back and forth, back and forth, split squat your feet remains stationary. You drop a knee down and then up. Breathe in on your way down and up. And then you’ll switch feet after about 10-15 reps. You’re in position, breathe in on the way down and out as you come up. In on the way down and out as you come up. Now this exercise, you’ll feel those hits the quads, hits the hamstrings and glute as well but you’ll really feel the quad on your front leg.

After that were gonna move in to a close stance squat so in position. Now typically your squats gonna be a little wider and shorter width. Wider yet it’s gonna bring the hammy and glutes into it. We’re gonna focus on a quad with a close stance right here toes facing forward, breathe in on the way down and out as you come up. Breathe in on the way down and out as you come up. Again that closer stance gives you more quad activation.

And then to finish off, we’re going right into a wall sit and this is an isometric exercise. Just hold your position. Breathing in the nose, out the mouth, and you’ll feel those quads activated. You can even lift the toes a bit to really get that extra burn going. And there you have it. Four exercises on a Powertec Power rack to help you build your quads.

For more information on how Powertec can help you reach your goals, visit powertecfitness.com.

 

Powertec Power Rack Shoulder Development with Ian Lauer

Team Powertec athlete Ian Lauer CSCS talks to you about shoulder development incorporating compound movements for maximum results.

 

About Ian Lauer

Ian Lauer is an Actor, Fitness Model and a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist via the NSCA (National Strength and Conditioning Association) as well as Certified Spencer Pilates Instructor through NESTA (National Exercise & Sports Trainers Association).

Video Transcript

Hi, I am Ian Lauer, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist here with powertec to talk to you about shoulder development and I am using the Powertec Power Rack today. I want to start off with shoulder press, right here in position. Just bring it up, breathe in as you bring it down on top of the chest and press. So this is the shoulder press with barbell. You, of course can do a military as well, which is a military press is behind the head. But you need to be really careful with that as you can injure your shoulders if you go too deep with that movement. So I prefer to stick primarily to the shoulder press.

Next were going to move into upright rows. The shoulder press is a great compound movement in the pushing variety for the shoulder. Now were going to do the upright row which is a pulling variation which is great for the shoulder, yet another compound movement. So here we are in position, chest up tall, and then pull your elbows up high and down.
So shoulder press and upright rows are two excellent exercises to help build mass in the shoulder all around. Now I’m gonna focus in the front portion of the shoulder with the barbell front raise. So here we go. Shoulder width, once step back, chest tall, and use the front of the shoulders to raise the bar out in front. Breathing on the way down, out as it goes up. This is a great exercise for the front of the shoulders.

In the final exercise in today’s shoulder workout is going to be a plate side raise. A lot of times people get hung up on 10 thousand different pieces of equipment, but you can get a lot done with just a basic equipment and basic weight plates. So this next exercise is a leaning Single-Arm Sideways. So were in position, leaning which changes the strength curve of the movement and were up right here. So the exercise starts right here and up, working the outer portion of that shoulder. And if you wanna get more emphasis on the rear delt, you’re just gonna lean forward a little bit and that going to change the focus into the back portion of the shoulder.

Now this exercise, because this is only about 10 pounds, I’ll go for 25 reps or so to really get that burn. For the other exercises, you’re gonna wanna do anywhere from 4 or 5 sets of roughly 8-15 reps, depending on how you’re feeling on that particular day.

For more information on how Powertec can help you reach your goals, visit powertecfitness.com.

 

Powertec Power Rack Power Movement – Squats

Team Powertec athlete Ian Lauer CSCS shares his four power movements for full body development. First on the list are squats.

 

About Ian Lauer

Ian Lauer is an Actor, Fitness Model and a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist via the NSCA (National Strength and Conditioning Association) as well as Certified Spencer Pilates Instructor through NESTA (National Exercise & Sports Trainers Association).

Video Transcript

Hi I am Ian Lauer, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist here with Team Powertec. I always talk to you about full body workout development and in order to develop your body fully, you have to do power movements. So without any further ado the power rack and 4 power movements will help you develop your physique.

Starting off with the Basic Squat. You may have heard the old saying. “if you don’t squat you rot” it’s a pretty common and there’s no better way to build solid legs and a full body than by squatting. So step right in, we’ll start with a standard squat. Feet just slightly wider than shoulder width, toes forward or slightly out, breathing in as you press your heels into the floor squatting down and up.

Now it’s important to push the hips back at the beginning of the movement. That’s gonna keep your knees from shooting past your toes. A bad form example would be this which could be bad on your knees. Good form is here, hips back, chest up and exhale on the way up. That’s your squat exercise numero uno. Next were gonna make an adjustment, move into hand clings and also dead lift so stay tuned.

For more information on how Powertec can help you reach your goals, visit powertecfitness.com.

 

Powertec Power Rack Push Up with Ian Lauer

Team Powertec athlete Ian Lauer CSCS elaborates the advantage of moving beyond your typical range of motion using the Powertec Power Rack with Push Up bar.

 

 

About Ian Lauer

Ian Lauer is an Actor, Fitness Model and a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist via the NSCA (National Strength and Conditioning Association) as well as Certified Spencer Pilates Instructor through NESTA (National Exercise & Sports Trainers Association).

Video Transcript

And we just wrapped up flat bench inclined and declined bench, great exercises for chest development. Now were going to move into the push up, you’ve seen that done before. But what’s nice about this Power Rack and these additional handles is you can move beyond your typical range of motion. And you’re actually going to drop your chest below parallel with your hands, increasing the stretch of the pec, meaning the larger range of motion throughout the pec muscle is gonna give you more results.

So here we are in position, and for the neutral grip which changes it up slightly as well. Breathe in on the way down, good stretch on the pec, and squeeze as you press. See elbows squeeze together. Deflare a bit, stretch the chest and then squeeze. Breathing in on the way down and out as you push. So that’s a little variation on a standard push up that’s going to help you get even better results.

For more information on how Powertec can help you reach your goals, visit powertecfitness.com.

 

Powertec Power Rack Leg Workout with Ian Lauer

Team Powertec athlete Ian Lauer CSCS talks about developing the hamstrings – four exercises that will bring emphasis to the hamstrings.

 

About Ian Lauer

Ian Lauer is an Actor, Fitness Model and a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist via the NSCA (National Strength and Conditioning Association) as well as Certified Spencer Pilates Instructor through NESTA (National Exercise & Sports Trainers Association).

Video Transcript

Hi I am Ian Lauer, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, here with Team Powertec. Here to talk to you today about leg development, in particular the hamstrings. Here on the Power Rack were gonna start with a squat but to get that extra emphasis on the glutes and hamstrings, were gonna go with a wide stance so were bringing in and were up. Typically your squat is gonna be a little wider than shoulder width, but here were gonna widen it out just a little bit, toes pointed out slightly and what that’s gonna do is bring out emphasis again into the hamstrings. Breathe in on the way down and out as you squeeze up and again squeeze the glutes and the hamstrings in each rep. In on the way down and out as you come up. And that is your wide stance squat that’s really gonna hammer your glutes and hamstrings.

Next were gonna move in to a staggered squat. This move you’ll see, it’s kinda of like a lunge. You’ll see a lot of lunging front and back or you’ll see a square squat like so. Staggered squat is heel to toe in positioning and we’re going to drop down, weight in heel of this front foot and up. Breathe in on the way down and up. And of course you’ll switch feet. Same thing, breathe in on the way down and out on the way up. In on the way down and out on the way up. This is the kind of reps to go and you can really feel it. What you’re gonna notice is the front leg, you’re gonna feel hamstings in the front leg. A little quad activation in the back leg but kinda like a kick stand but the front leg is doing 60% of the work let’s say and the back is about doing 40. So those are the 2 exercises, 2 to go.

Next were moving into good mornings. So we’re gonna step into position. It’s gonna look like were gonna do a squat. We have a soft bend in the knee, head forward, chest up, bend at the waist and exhale as you come up. Breathing in on the way down and out as you come up. What we’re doing is stretching the hamstrings and utilizing it and squeezing it to lift back up. That’s why it’s engaging and really hitting the hamstrings. That’s exercise number 3.

And for the final exercise for the hamstrings series here, I wanna show you variation. We’re going to do a stiff leg deadlift. We’re just gonna take this out for now so they will not get in our way. That’s one important note, when you’re working on the Power Rack. when you can use the safety bars, it’s a good idea to use them. That’s what they’re here for. If you don’t have a spotter or you’re just working out, you wanna make sure you don’t get caught under the weight. So next were gonna move into a stiff leg deadlift.

Got these in the position, let’s see, number 7.

Okay, so a stiff leg deadlift, what you’re gonna do is that you can use a traditional grip or a alternating grip, step back, similar to good morning, soft knees but maintaining the rigidity keeping them solid, we’re gonna stretch and up. Breathe in on the way down and up and protecting that lower back keeping that nice strong lower back and solid curve.

And there you have it, 4 exercises: the wide squat with toes out, staggered squat, and we have good mornings, and then stiff leg deadlift to hit the hamstrings. Improve your physique and your game.

For more information on how Powertec can help you reach your goals, visit powertecfitness.com.